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Three in a row: Scaleway further expands global operations and enters the German market

June 29, 2021

  • The company’s growth strategy focuses resources on the German market, making its alternative vision heard
  • Scaleway is giving itself the means to compete with the American cloud giants: to its arguments of European sovereignty are added cutting-edge data centers and competitive infrastructures
  • The company is one of the few cloud service providers to be a founding member of GAIA-X, focusing on sovereign data infrastructure
  • Scaleway champions a different vision of the multi cloud  

Scaleway, the fast-growing alternative European public cloud service provider, is further growing its European foothold by expanding to Germany after having launched in the UK and Spain earlier this year. The company, which has grown in the last couple of years now counts more than 330 employees and serves customers in over 160 countries, sees great potential in the region due to highly developed customer demand.

Since the 2020 global pandemic, the market penetration of cloud computing has accelerated from what was already one of the fastest growth rates of any IT trend in Germany. Hyperscaler Scaleway has the size and flexibility to help German companies scale up quickly to meet these demands. German clients can now have low-latency access to the trustworthy ecosystem of IaaS and PaaS services, with the assurance of data sovereignty, safety and security, and transparency about the carbon footprint of said services.

Next generation data infrastructure

Scaleway is one of the three European cloud service providers to be a founding member of GAIA-X, a project initiated by France and Germany that will enable companies, organizations, and citizens to retain control of their data. Security threats, data sovereignty, and technical infrastructures are increasingly important for European companies within a cloud computing landscape dominated by large non-EU players. The aim of the project is to set up a high-performance, competitive, and reliable European cloud.

Scaleway is the only triple play cloud provider to offer premium datacenter colocation, a public cloud and a range of bare metal products, as well as high-end dedicated servers, all with an innovative and holistic approach toward sustainable energy and water consumption. Currently, more than 2000 customers in Germany work with Scaleway.

Thanks to Scaleway’s cloud instances we were able to reduce the waiting time for our users from several hours to just a few minutes. This experience really made all the difference for us.” Matthias Neid, CEO of Aternos.

A complete European multi-cloud alternative that makes sense

Considering that cloud infrastructures are proven to be increasingly strategic and critical utilities for the functioning of our digital societies and economies (to a similar extent as water, energy, and transport infrastructures), Scaleway is drawing Europe’s attention to the issue of non-dependence on non-European cloud technologies, assets or services.

Meeting all regulatory constraints in Europe, Scaleway believes in an open, multi-cloud approach, where customers have full control over their businesses. Scaleway’s customers are often requesting services which are closer to their end-users, which is why Scaleway has focused on expansion opportunities in other regions of Europe. The proximity of digital resources to the key markets of a business, as well as broadening the scope for businesses going to new markets, has become a major factor in the success of Scaleway’s current expansion project.

Providing services in Germany also offers an alternative solution for companies that are increasingly concerned by building multi-provider cloud strategies. Scaleway will officially enter the German tech scene with its full platform offering, “we are cementing our position as a key player in the European public cloud sector, with products which are designed by ecosystem, and open to the multi cloud. Today, data produced in Europe is generally stored and processed outside Europe, and its value is also extracted outside Europe. While businesses generating and exploiting data should retain free choice in this regard, this can bring risks in terms of cybersecurity, supply vulnerabilities, switching possibilities as well as unlawful access to data by third countries. EU-based cloud providers have only a small share of the cloud market, which leaves the EU exposed to such risks and limits the investment potential for the European digital industry in the data processing market. While the cloud is still in its first stages of development, it is time—now more than ever—to make forward-thinking decisions and go back to our EU values. In recent years, we have seen a positive change in our customer demands with a clear opportunity to bring back our premium cloud service to the German market“. Yann Lechelle, CEO Scaleway

Scaleway for startups 

To further demonstrate Scaleway’s commitment and investment to the German market, the company is preparing to launch a local version of its successful Startup Programs aimed at helping German startups scale and reach a wider audience.

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About Scaleway

Scaleway, leading alternative European infrastructure and platform as-a-service provider (IaaS and PaaS), is catering to the global market with the essential mix of cloud computing resources that is flexible, cost effective, reliable, secure and sustainably powered. Scaleway is the only triple play cloud provider to offer private data center colocation and infrastructure, dedicated servers for maximum control and punch, and a modern and elastic public cloud ecosystem. Scaleway has a daring approach that challenges the status quo, its ecosystem is designed to leverage market standards to make things simpler: S3 compatibility, a rolling up-to-date Kubernetes and Terraform support.

Scaleway is constantly growing around the world, and currently serves 300,000+ clients in over 160 countries. Scaleway’s services are deployed via six data centers located in three regions: Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Warsaw (Poland).

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